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Aboriginal Health Practitioner

Organisation/Entity: Far West Local Health District
Job Category:
  • Aboriginal Health | Aboriginal Health Practitioner
Job Location:
  • Regional NSW / Far West and North Central NSW
Job Reference Number: REQ187350
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: $60572 - $79857
Closing Date: 01/02/2021 - 11:59 PM



Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Aboriginal Health Practitioner
Remuneration: $60,572 - $79,857 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ187350

Location: Broken Hill (see this link for local information)

Please note that to apply for this position you must be  of Aboriginal descent  (NB applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW)


What you'll be doing

To work across all areas of the Broken Hill Health Service including acute and non-acute with particular focus on ED presentations of Aboriginal people.  Providing flexible, holistic and culturally appropriate health services to Aboriginal people and their families. This will be on a 7-day rotating roster (weekdays afternoon/night shifts; weekends day/afternoon/night shifts). 


What We Can Offer You


Working for the Far West NSW LHD may come with the following benefits:

  • 5 weeks paid annual leave per year

  • Isolation and climate allowance

  • Salary sacrificing and packaging

  • Car leases and free parking at all facilities

  • Annual innovation and staff excellence awards

  • Get Healthy Program

  • A comfortable country lifestyle that supports balance and wellbeing

About Broken Hill


Often referred to as the “Capital of the Outback”, Broken Hill is an iconic mining town in far west NSW full of spirit, history, diversity and character. It was Australia’s first city to be Nationally Heritage listed and has a bunch of natural and man-made attractions to explore from the Sculpture Symposium to the oldest regional gallery in NSW.


It really is a remote town like no other with a thriving night life as well as the fabulous annual Broken Heel Festival featuring performances from Australia’s best drag queens and showgirls. Far away from the light pollution of the big cities, Broken Hill is an ideal location for star gazing. It also has a number of lookouts that are perfect for indulging in spectacular sunsets over the vast, flat landscape.

With just a short 1hr15m flight from Adelaide, a 2hr flight from Melbourne or a 2hr30m flight from Sydney, Broken Hill provides a truly unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

Check out this video to see it for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgEJldC4gJs

Selection Criteria

  1. To be of Aboriginal descent and be accepted to work within the Broken Hill community and with the ability to communicate with Aboriginal people from various communities. (NB applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW
  2. Certificate IV Aboriginal Primary Health Care Practice with current registration as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and to liaise with other health professionals and external agencies to facilitate integrated care for Aboriginal people.
  4. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, time management, and computer literacy including Microsoft package.
  5. • Demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting on the health of Aboriginal people, particularly mental health, drug & alcohol, psychosocial, domestic violence and/or sexual assault issues.
  6. Ability to work unsupervised, use own initiative and take a lead role in initiating and carrying out community development activities.

About The Far West LHD

The Far West Local Health District makes up the western-most District in NSW, sharing its borders with South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. Far West LHD provides primary care to an estimated resident population of 30,000, employing over 800 staff across 9 facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.  

To promote our vision of “excellence in rural and remote health”, Far West LHD upholds its CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect, and Empowerment.


Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Martin Cushing on Martin.Cushing@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 1/02/2021